Policy Thinkers Required

The Council for National Interest is seeking people to join the monthly Central Policy Discussion Group. They are held 10am on the first Wednesday of every month and will formulate policy ahead of the 2013 Federal Election.

To register your interest ph 08 9277 1655 or email wacni@msn.com. For more info visit: www.cniwa.com.au

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POSTED 8 Mar 2013
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WA Election Advice from Christian Organisations

To compare party platforms from a Christian perspective visit the website prepared by the Australian Christian Lobby, Young FamilyVoiceFamily Voice, and HOPE.

The Christian Values Checklist gives a clear picture of the differences between the parties on a number of issues.

The ACL Make it Count event where Colin Barnett and Mark McGowan answered a series of questions from church leaders in front of an estimated 800 Christians is now available.

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Geert Wilder Party Politician Becomes Islam Convert

The Muslim newsletter, Muslimvillage.com reports that Arnould van Doorn, a member of Geert Wilders’ PPV party has converted to Islam. It is unknown if he was a Christian previously. For story click here

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AFL Considers Homosexual Game

Eloise Johnstone from the Bendigo Advertiser reports March 6 2013 that the AFL is believed to be considering a ‘gay pride’ game this year. She reports that AFL footballers took part in Victoria’s Gay Pride March in February. 

Action: The Australian Family Association asks that you vote ‘No’ to a gay pride round in the poll run by the newspaper.

As at March 7, 50% had voted in favour of a gay pride game.

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Foster Child At All Time High

According to a report by Natasha Bita published on Perthnow.com.au (March 7) “Kids in foster care have hit an all-time high, after a 20 per cent surge in cases of abused and neglected children last year.”

She writes: “The federal government’s Australian Institute of Health and Welfare will reveal today that 12,240 children were put into foster care during 2011/12, resulting in a record 39,621 foster children.

More than 100 Australian children were classified as victims of abuse or neglect every day during 2011/12.”

For full Perthnow article click here.

AIHW press release

AIHW full report.

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Mardi Gras cause to Celebrate: Australian Human Rights Commission

Australian Human Rights Commission President, Gillian Triggs said: “It has been 35 years since a group of pioneers marched along Oxford St to celebrate the contributions of gay men and lesbians to Australian society and make their fight for equality visible, ending in arrests and police brutality,” said Professor Triggs. “…. encouraging recent developments in our political sphere continue to prove that their efforts – and ongoing efforts since – are worth it.” For full press release click here. 

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Jade Lewis Second Chance Day

On 14 May 2013 the Second Chance Day will be held as part of the Yellow Ribbon Project which exists to give women prisoners a second chance at life.

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Australian Sharia Whipping Men Found Guilty

Muslim online newsletter muslimvillage.com reports that four men have been found guilty of giving a Sydney electrician 40 lashes with a cable, which they said was a punishment under Islamic law for drinking alcohol and using drugs. For story click here.

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Emily’s List Behind WA Labor Candidates.

Emily;s List, the group that provides funding support and influences Labor Party preselection for pro-abortion female Labor Party candidates boasts of 13 Woman on its books for the WA March 9 election.

These include Hannah Beazley, Labor candidate for Riverton, Kathryn Mannion, candidate for Geraldton, and Simone McGurk, candidate for Fremantle. For the full list of Emily’s List candidates click here.

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Pro-Euthanasia WA Candidates Supported

The WA Voluntary Euthanasia Society ran a half page advert in the West Australian, March 6, page 21 listing pro-euthanasia candidates in the WA election. The advert ask people to vote for ‘End of Life Choice’.

It lists 16 pro-euthanasia candidates, including the 4 Greens, 8 Labor: Sue Ellery (also Emily’s List), Adele Farina, Sally Talbot (also Emily’s List),Ken Travers, Roger Cook, Mark McGowan, John Hyde, David Templeman.

Also included in the list was John McGrath, (Liberal), and Terry Redman (Nationals).

Meanwhile Paul Russell, from HOPE, an organisation working to fight against the Euthanasia culture in WA, has released comprehensive results of candidates views on euthanasia. To see where your candidates stand on this issue click here for Lower House candidates and here for Upper House candidates.

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